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Register to vote online using your state-issued driver's license or ID number.

To vote absentee/by mail:

  • Be registered to vote. Not sure if you're registered? Check with the Secretary of State's website: Illinois registration lookup.
  • Fill out the form online, then download and print it to mail to your county clerk's office. This may require postage. Contact information is found here.
  • Mail completed application and any additional requested materials to your county clerk's office.
  • Absentee applications are due by November 3rd, 2022.  Be sure to get yours in early!
  • Follow up with your county clerk's office to make sure you receive your ballot. Contact information for election officials is found here.
  • Your ballot may require postage, a witness signature and/or notary service before you mail it back.  Instructions will be on the ballot itself.

Illinois does not offer online ballot tracking at this time.

Information current as of 9/1/2022.  For the most recent updates, see the Board of Elections website.